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Radiators Live at House of Blues on 1994-02-11


Topics Live concert


Disc 1
Set 1

Tuning
Henri >
Let's Radiate
Straight 8
Lonely Avenue
Love is a tangle
Long Hard Journey Home
Carnival Time
Mood for love
Everyday I have the Blues *

Disc 2

Lonely Nights *
Trick Bag *
Things I used to do *
Over the Hill *
Sunrise *
First time for everything *
Down the drain *
Sexual Telepathy *
Let the good times roll *

Disc 3
Set 2

Tuning
Monkey in her heart >
Little Sadie
Shoot out the lights
Can't take it with you
Corina
Suck da head
I can't stand the rain >
Sneakin' thru the alley with Sally
Early in the morning
Ain't ready for it
Iko - Iko
Encore
Dead Shrimp Blues
Down on the corner


Collection Radiators
Band/Artist Radiators
Venue House of Blues
Location New Orleans, LA

Source Sound Board > Sony D8 > DAT Clone
Lineage Tascam DA-P1 > Creative Sound Audigy 2 Sound card > Sound Forge 8.0 (Normalize/Resample)> cd wave editor > flac frontend > flac
Taped by Chris Weddle
Transferred by Jon Hart

Notes

* w/ Earl King

Reviews

Reviewer: Lake Fred - - January 31, 2006
Subject: Fisheads Love Dead Shrimp Blues
This show is different than most. The Earl King segment in the middle set is totally different than the Radiators groove, yet they seamlessly shed their trademark sounds and become the Earl King backup band without missing a beat playing an Earl King Greatest Hits set. The first and third sets were mostly pure Radiators. They were in a great groove as it was Mardi Gras in the French Quarter complete with tunes for the season: Carnival Time and Aint Ready For It. Right near the start of the first set they give the proper instructions to the audience with a classic Lets Radiate followed by Spencer Bohrens suggestive tune Straight 8. The highlights for me were Mood For Love, I Cant Stand The Rain > Sneaking Sally Through The Alley, Early In The Morning and Dead Shrimp Blues. Also of interest was the Rads take on the Ray Charles classic Lonely Avenue and CCRs Down On The Corner. Two of my upbeat favorites Shoot Out The Lights and Love Is A Tangle were slowed down a little with Tangle being elongated without any added value. I wonder if the slowed down tempo was real or due to the taping.

On the technical side, the sound is good, crisp and clear with some stereo evident. About 2:40 into Long Hard Journey Home there is some CB radio interference that lasts off and on for 15 seconds. Some of the cuts between songs werent done well. These are evident after Trick Bag, Corrina, and after Aint Ready For it (which was the worst as the spoken needless comment at the end is repeated seconds later for the intro of Iko Iko).

This is a great show with the historical appearance of Earl King and great playing by the Radiators which rates five stars. The technical glitches take away a star. Despite the technical problems, Im grateful that this show was recorded and is available on this site. The five songs I list as highlights are stellar and well worth it as is the rest of the show.
Reviewer: xtifr - - June 6, 2005
Subject: New Orleans to the max!
I first heard of Earl King just after he died, when the Funky Meters did a mini-tribute to him, and I said, "hey, I know those songs!" Now, thanks to the magic of the Archive, I'm able to hear the man himself, sitting in with one of New Orleans' finest rock bands. This is an awesomely good show! Earl's jangly, bluesy guitar and gravelly voice are a perfect match for the Radiators, who are, quite obviously, big fans of his.

The just-the-Radiators parts of this show are pretty fine too. A classic Mardis Gras (or pre-Mardis Gras) show, including their wonderful anti-Mardis Gras tune, "Ain't Ready for It". The opener, Henri, is a song they don't play often enough any more. And there's plenty of other great tunes here.

(Note: the first track is actually "Henri > (Big Chief Like Plenty of) Firewater". The second part seems to have been left out of the official setlist.)

This is a first-rate funky mix of blues and rock and Carnival music from the heart of New Orleans. You need this show. You should download it right now! :)
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